August 7, 1988 |
When you think of the Poconos, you always think of "The Myrtle Beach of the North. " Right? No? Shame on you. It says right here on this news release from the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau that "the Poconos are often referred to as the Myrtle Beach of the North, as well as the Golf Capital of the East. " OK, so maybe the Poconos are only the golf capital of northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are still lots of thrills available among the 250 holes. And discounts, too, thanks to the Vacation Bureau, which has published a coupon book that can net golfers as much as $106 in savings at eight Poconos courses.
August 8, 1986 |
Having just returned from a vacation in the Poconos I can report again, as I have in the past, that encroaching civilization continues to threaten the natural beauty of this delightful section of northeastern Pennsylvania. However, I am more optimistic this year than I have been for a long time concerning the prospects of saving most of the Pocono Mountains from destruction by overzealous developers. My wife and I (and our children when they were growing up) have seen enormous changes during decades of vacationing and weekending in the Poconos - mostly in tents in the woods or houses on lakes.
December 18, 2015
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: We just canceled our plans to go skiing in the Poconos next week because, well . . . there's no snow. We're still heading up there for a northern jaunt, and since I won't have much else to do but eat, I'd love some recommendations for good Poconos restaurants (is there such a thing?). I'll report back. Reader: The Poconos are a good 15 years behind the rest of the civilized world, but there's a really nice breakfast place called the Terra Cottage Cafe about a mile past the main entrance to Jack Frost/Big Boulder.
October 1, 1986 |
With an independent management review of the Philadelphia Police Department due shortly, Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker is taking his top staff to the Poconos on a "retreat" - three days of discussions about the department's future. Tucker said the $5,000 retreat, scheduled Oct. 26-28 at the Pocono Manor resort, would enable the department's top commanders "to sit down and discuss the mission of the Police Department and come away with a picture of the department we all share. " Among those taking part will be Tucker, his three deputy commissioners and nine chief inspectors.
June 6, 2013
Here is the weekend schedule at Pocono Raceway, 500 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond, Pa. The telephone number is 1-800-722-3929. Friday 5 a.m. Parking lots open 8 a.m. Grandstand admission gates open 10 a.m. Practice - ARCA Racing Series Noon Practice - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2:05 p.m. Qualifying - ARCA Racing Series 3:40 p.m. Qualifying - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...
September 28, 1986 |
At this time of year, when the fertile green hills of the Poconos turn gold and rust and red and brown, there are few places prettier than the 17th tee at the Glen Brook Country Club near Stroudsburg. Glen Brook is not a particularly fancy place. Just an 18-hole public golf course with a well-stocked pro shop, a friendly bar and restaurant, several modern cabins for rent, fairly modest prices and an efficient operation that gets you through a round of golf in a reasonable time.
August 8, 1989 |
Wayne Phillips of the Lehigh Country Club won the Moosehead Shawnee Open Tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 5-under-par round of 67 yesterday at the Shawnee Inn and Country Club in the Pocono Mountains. Phillips won the first prize of $900, from a purse of $6,180. Mike Moses of the Eagle Lodge and Noel Caruso of Westover tied for second place at 68, and each won $650. Miguel Biamon, the Philadelphia PGA champion from Whitemarsh Valley, tied for fourth place at 69. Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills won the senior prize of $175 with a 70.
February 7, 1988 |
On a recent frigid afternoon, Ronald P. Storey was hard at work, editing a video about a new home in Snow Ridge Village, a development on Jack Frost Mountain in the Poconos. Storey, chief operating officer of Edward P. Carroll Construction Co., put the videotape on fast-forward to shots of the living room and fireplace, then reversed to the Jacuzzi and hot tub, picking the best scenes for a sales promotion. The video will be the only way Carroll Construction can show off the interior of the largest new homes at Snow Ridge Village.
July 11, 2014 |
THOSE ATTENDING Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500 witnessed the fastest Indy-car race ever: The average speed was 202.402 mph. Now the question is, will that speed milestone be alluring enough to bring fans back next summer? More urgently, will the IndyCar series return to Pocono next year? We won't know until Pocono Raceway officials huddle and decide. Brandon Igdalsky, the raceway's president and CEO, normally is cooperative with the media. But on Monday, Igdalsky issued a statement, then said he won't be doing interviews this week.
August 17, 2015 |
The Poconos house features plush chairs and couches, a pool table, more than a dozen beds, numerous storage closets, indoor and outdoor dining areas, two decks, a hot tub, a hammock, two gliders, and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. "We're Camp Cottone," boasts homeowner Carol Cottone. For two years, Carol and her husband, Jay, searched for a vacation getaway where they could spend time with their three children, nine siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. In 2004, the Cottones found their "fun house," which also happens to be a spectacularly beautiful place.